Projects / offrss


offrss is a standalone program that can download your favorite feeds and then show them in your favorite Web browser by spawning a simple local Web server. It will not only download the feeds' text, but also the pictures, so you will also be able to read comics strips and enjoy posts with pictures in them while offline. It can also generate PDFs from text. It remembers what you read and what you don't, and all the information stays in normal files, so you can synchronize it easily to any device that may not have an Internet connection. It can also work as a CGI to serve your feeds in your Web site, and it can update the feeds from crontab. It has few dependencies to build and can be cross compiled easily.

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Recent releases

  •  27 Jun 2012 20:52

    Release Notes: This release fixes RSS parsing and implements HTTP keep-alive (for better responsivity).

    •  28 Jul 2011 20:37

      Release Notes: This release includes optional generation of PDF for e-ink devices. It also has HTML form buttons instead of hyperlinks to avoid Web crawlers marking all posts as read.

      •  30 Jun 2011 17:11

        Release Notes: This release splits the feed posts into pages, still giving the 'single html' option, for those who like to print many posts to a paper-like device for e-book reading.

        •  27 Apr 2011 21:07

          Release Notes: This release handles better network failures, like no-RSS answers, curl errors, or bypassing a reasonable timeout. There are bugfixes related to crashes.

          •  22 Jan 2011 21:22

            Release Notes: This is the first release.


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